An SPF Primer
The key to not getting burned this summer? Use protection. You know the drill: slather on a shot glass's worth of sunscreen before you head out and yes, you will need to reapply every two hours or so. We know it's a drag. There's nothing cool about asking your buddy to get your back for the third time in a day. But there's nothing cool about red, raw, peeling shoulders either. So we've gathered up the most common excuses to help you find the right sunblock.
Missed a Spot: The back of the knees, lips and behind the ears are often neglected.
Oil and fragrance free, this long lasting SPF 50 soothes skin with Vitamin E.
This fast-absorbing French SPF 45 is a light liquid that dries into a matte finish.
La Roche-Posay, $29
In the last three decades, skin cancer rates have risen fourfold among young men aged 18 to 39.
With an SPF of only 8, this mild protector allows you to develop color naturally.
Be prepared. Stash these handy SPF 30 wipes in your glovebox, wallet or bag.
Dr. Dennis Gross, $18